Painting the exterior of a house can be a hard job, especially if it is more than one story. It will usually require removing chipped paint, taking off window screens to keep them from getting paint on them, applying primer, and then painting. However, you can avoid doing the hard work by hiring a professional painter and enjoy these benefits.
Professional painters will properly prepare your house for painting by covering the plants around the house, removing window screens, scraping off chipped paint, and applying primer. They will also use a good-quality paint on the house so that it lasts longer and keeps your home looking beautiful for years. Proper preparation protects your property against paint splatters and helps make the painters’ job easier as they work.
Professional painters have the equipment to safely work on houses of more than one story. They not only have ladders that can reach a second story but if there are higher peaks, many contractors have access to cherry pickers so they can safely paint them. By hiring a painting contractor, homeowners do not need to risk serious injuries because they don’t have the proper equipment for reaching high areas on their houses.
Insured for Mishaps
When selecting professional painters, make sure that they are licensed or insured so if there is damage to your house while they are working, their insurance will cover it. Also, their insurance should cover their medical expenses if a painter gets injured during the project. If the contractor isn’t insured, you could leave yourself open to a lawsuit if there is an incident while they are working.
Get Color Suggestions
Professional painters work daily with different colors and types of paint. If you’re considering a different color for your house, painters can use their expertise to suggest a different base color and match it with a color for the trim. They can show you different colors to consider for your home and then order the correct amount so they don’t run out or have too much left over after they’ve completed the project.
Professional painters are experts at producing high-quality work so when your home is completed, the paint will be applied evenly and without runs or splotches of paint in the wrong places. They know the correct methods to prevent the base color from getting onto the trim and vice versa. Also, they will do a thorough job of cleaning paint spills while they are working.
After the paint has been applied to the house, professional painters will clean up after themselves and put everything back in order. The window screens will be reattached, the paint chips from their preparations will be picked up, and any patio furniture that had to be moved will be put back in place.
Probably the best benefit that comes with hiring professional painters is that you won’t need to do any work from the beginning to the end of the project.
Marc Poulos began his real estate and financial services career, but he soon realized that his true passion was beautifying homes. He started working with various small craftsman shops before serving an apprenticeship with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. His commitment to excellence won him Top Apprentice from Washburne trade school in Chicago – the country’s premier school of its kind.